This December, Freeman’s is honored to present American Art Week—an exciting opportunity for collectors to participate in three back-to-back sales of American paintings, prints, sculpture, and works on paper. Led by Freeman's landmark sale of American Art and Pennsylvania Impressionists Featuring the Collection of Virginia and Stuart Peltz (Sunday, December 5 at 2pm), the week will be followed by Simply American: Fine Art from a Private Texas Collection and Collect: American Art (Tuesday, December 7 at 11am and Monday, December 13 at 1pm, respectively).
With each sale containing a single-owner collection, Freeman’s continues to bring focused, narrative-driven collections to buyers and produce excellent results on behalf of our clients. Among the artists on offer this season: Albert Bierstadt, Grandma Moses, Jessie Willcox Smith, Arthur Carles, Hobson Pittman, Bruce Kurland, Andrew and Jamie Wyeth, William Zorach, Daniel Garber, Frederic Remington, Charlie Dye, Edward Redfield, Fern Coppedge, George Henry Durrie, Elizabeth Price, Robert Kulicke, and many others.
Virginia and Stuart Peltz, collectors with longtime roots in Pennsylvania’s Bucks County, began amassing their impressive collection of works by Pennsylvania Impressionists in the 1980s, after falling in love with the pastoral charm of the New Hope region. Well before the current market demand for such works, the Peltzes were buying paintings by Pennsylvania-based artists from Morgan Colt and Fern Coppedge to Edward Redfield and Daniel Garber. Either approached by, or buying directly from the top dealers in their field, the Peltzes didn't collect with an agenda, and ultimately purchased what they liked as long as the painting they coveted fit a narrative, or related to their daily surroundings. Very involved within the local community, Virginia and Stuart made a point to make their collection available, and lent their most precious gems whenever possible to the most relevant museums, including the Woodmere Art Museum in Philadelphia, and the James A. Michener Museum in Doylestown.
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